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Blacksburg water problem confined to church location

A combination of warmer weather and limited use has led to drinking water standards being violated at Buffalo Baptist Church.  More...

Potential new business owners moving into bGEN building

Daisy Crater dreams about opening a microbrewery and turning a hobby into a fruitful career. Crater is one of three business residents who moved Tuesday into bGEN, corporate headquarters for a KNOW(2) economic venture to support startup businesses. More...

LifeStyles

H.G. SIMPSON WINNER

H.G. SIMPSON WINNER - Jessica Windle is this year’s H.G. Simpson award winner and is pictured with Granard Middle Principal Dr. Mark Bunch. More...

CAVA to host Children’s Art Camp

Summer camp will be here before you know it, but you still have plenty of time to sign up your young artist for CAVA’s Children’s Art Camp at the Gaffney Visitors Center & Art Gallery.  More...

Teacher retires after 43 years

Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wayne Gallman

Gaffney, SC — Harold Wayne Gallman, 66, of 200 Laurel Street, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 27, 2016 at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Harold Wilson Gallman and Emma Lou Anthony Gallman. More...

Thomas Bell

Blacksburg, SC — Thomas Carl Bell, 56, 190 Possum Trot Road, Blacksburg, SC, went home to be with the Lord, May 31, 2016, at Hospice of Rutherford County, Forest City, NC. More...

Ronald “Ron” Leach

Gaffney, SC — Ronald Alan Leach, 53, of 115 Pierce Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What to do about downtown?

Every day I visit the police stations in Cherokee County so North Limestone Street in Downtown Gaffney accounts for a good portion of my daily mileage.  I know every storefront. I know the architecture on every building. More...

THEIR VIEW

Nix traffic ticket quotas

Speed limits and other laws of the road are intended to make them safer and to make traffic flow more smoothly.  They also make money for the municipalities and police agencies that enforce them.  Nobody would argue against giving motorists More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Germs multiply while CDC fiddles

Federal officials are predicting doom because a Pennsylvania woman became infected with a germ that can’t be stopped by most antibiotics. More...

Woman on bus faces drug charge

Police seize kilo of coke

A late Tuesday night traffic stop of a passenger bus led to the seizure of a kilogram of cocaine and the arrest of a New York woman on a cocaine trafficking charge.  Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller explained that one of his drug interdicti More...

Don’t miss our car show coming June 25

‘Cruisin’ Cherokee,’ The Gaffney Ledger’s annual summer car care special section will be published Friday, June 24.  More...

Local News

There’s a new doc in town

Mary Black Health System Gaffney is pleased to welcome its newest physician, Dr. Joy Leverich, M.D., F.A.C.S., to Cherokee County. Dr. Leverich has joined Dr. More...

School district food service offers free meals during the summer

While school is out this summer, children can get a hot breakfast and lunch at local schools and selected other sites.  Breakfast and lunch will be served in the school district’s summer feeding program at different times, depending on the More...

$30,000 to charities

Broad River Electric Charities has distributed $30,000 to 18 local charitable organizations and programs that strive to improve quality of life for the people of the Upstate.  Donations from Broad River Electric Cooperative’s Operation Ro More...

Sports

The Greatest dies - Free Access

TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer  He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. More...

Summertime Sweat

Summer program is vital to improve players’ strength, speed and conditioning

A sweltering late May morning at Gaffney High School is far removed from the November chill that accompanies the bright lights of the state playoffs. More...

Post 109 seniors off to unbeaten start thanks to scorching bats

Prior to the start of the American Legion baseball season, Post 109 senior team manager Terry Wright said he thought the pitching would be ahead of the hitting at the start of the season.  Boy, has he been surprised.  Post 109 has been swin More...

State News

More than $3.6M awarded to help Charleston shooting victims

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than $3.5 million in federal funding is being made available to victims of a brutal shooting at a historic black church in Charleston last summer.  More...

National News

Summer reads include local favorites and national hits

NEW YORK (AP) — When customers at Indigo Books in Johns Island, South Carolina, ask for a good beach read, Mary Alice Monroe’s “A Lowcountry Wedding” is an obvious choice. More...

Medical examiner: Prince died of fentanyl overdose, accident

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin, autopsy results released Thursday show.  The findings confirm suspicions that opioids played More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?